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New security in place at Lenox Square, Phipps Plaza

ATLANTA -- After several high profile attacks and carjackings in Buckhead, the neighborhood's two busiest shopping centers are stepping up security. Lenox Square Mall and Phipps Plaza are connecting more than 235 security cameras directly to the Atlanta Police Department's monitoring system.

This development is about more than extra cameras on the scene. It's also about the technology behind them.

If you call 911 for help Atlanta Police will instantly see the four cameras nearest your location on a screen. They are able to watch in real time as an officer responds. The dispatcher will also have access to a replay of five minutes before you called. It's a resource to search for tag numbers, suspect descriptions and witnesses.

PHOTOS: Atlanta's most expensive house for sale

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's most expensive listing has hit the market at $37.5 million.

According to its listing on Redfin, the Chestnut Hall is a limestone and brick manor sitting on on 18.6 acres straddling Buckhead and Sandy Springs.

The main home features 7 bedrooms and 8 baths. It also includes a separate residence and pool house.

“It’s a beautiful English-style manor with the finest European craftsmanship and every modern convenience,” said Redfin agent Cynthia Little.

The estate includes a exercise room, a theater room, wine cellar and a dining room that seats more than 12 guests.

Atlanta woman has catalytic converter stolen from car multiple times

ATLANTA -- For Sofia Siraj, it started with a rather unpleasant noise from her car.

Siraj noticed the loud noise coming from her car at the beginning of the month.

Joe Biden visits Atlanta for lecture, fields question of possible presidential run


ATLANTA -- Vice President Joe Biden spoke to a packed synagogue in Atlanta, Thursday evening, on issues ranging from foreign to domestic policy - while also fielding questions about his potential run for the presidency.

Man enters elementary school, steals teacher's wallet

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are looking for a man they believe entered an elementary school through a back door, walked into a teacher's classroom and stole her wallet.

The incident happened after hours at Sarah Smith Elementary, around 4:10 p.m., according to Atlanta police. They say the suspect walked through a "rear door that was unsecure that leads to the cafeteria." They say he then walked upstairs and into a classroom. The teacher returned and found her wallet missing; surveillance video confirmed he entered her classroom.

According to the APD narrative, police were later called to secure the back door.

Through surveillance video, officials were able to capture an image of the suspect. Police are asking anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 404-577-TIPS (8477); tipsters could be eligible for a reward up to $2000.

Buckhead Atlanta's Louboutin store burglarized

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Police are investigating a smash-and-grab burglary at a high-end shoe store in the Buckhead Atlanta shopping center on Peachtree Road.

Atlanta Police Capt. Terrell Griffin said the thieves struck the Christian Louboutin store at around 2 a.m. Wednesday. About 15 suspects threw rocks at the shop's window to get inside.


Sen. Fort wants 1956 Georgia flag removed from OK Café

ATLANTA -- A Georgia senator is trying to convince iconic Atlanta eatery OK Café to do away with its 1956 Georgia flag display when it reopens.

The restaurant has been closed since December, when an electric fire caused heavy damage to its Buckhead building. OK Café features a carving of a 1956 Georgia state flag, which includes the Confederate battle emblem. Owners have said the carving will return when the restaurant reopens in the fall.